Monday, April 23, 2007

What Was I Just Saying About The Government Rounding Up Priests For Execution?
Amazing how these news stories are always on the heels of each other

In 1951, a seemingly minor treaty between France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg resulted in a little something called the European Coal and Steel Community. The ECSC agreement eventually grew into something called The European Union.

Amazing how something so small can grow into something to grand.

I'm sure we all remember about a year ago when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors officially referred to The Catholic Church as 'hateful, discriminatory, insulting and ignorant' when The Vatican stated that homosexual adoption does "violence" to the child.

So much for being all inclusive, huh? Oh... and where was the great outcry against this obvious bigotry from our esteemed USCCB? Conspicuously quiet, weren't they?

Well, now we have breaking news that in its brief filed last week with the U. S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Thomas More Law Center urged the court to reverse a federal judge's ruling that an anti-Catholic resolution of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was constitutionally justified because the Church opposed adoptions by homosexual couples.

District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, a President Carter appointee and one-time counsel for the National Organization for Women
(big shocker, huh?), ruled that the Board resolution condemning Catholic moral teaching on homosexuality and urging the Archbishop of San Francisco and Catholic Charities of San Francisco to defy Church directives does not violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

In other words... Catholic-Bashing is not only justified, it's also judicially protected.

In her written opinion upholding the resolution against the Law Center's constitutional challenge, the federal judge defended the City by essentially claiming that the Church invited the attack by publicly expressing its teaching on moral issues. The judge stated, "The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith provoked this debate, indeed may have invited entanglement, by its [doctrinal] statement. This court does not find that our case law requires political bodies to remain silent in the face of this provocation."

"Provocation"? Catholics being Catholic is now judicially defined as a "provocation"? Does this mean that the US 9th Circuit Court and the City of San Francisco just might declare war on The Vatican? I sure hope The Swiss Guard Auxiliary will accept this slightly beat-up, old, retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant. Hell, where do I sign up?

But on a more serious note... what was I just saying about the government rounding up priests? Just like the European Coal and Steel Community eventually becoming the European Union, how far do you think the time span will be between judicially protected Catholic-Bashing, and priests being rounded up? Think about that real hard... and let it sink in.

Now let me say this... not if, but when that day comes, where do you think the various members of the USCCB will be? Where will your Vicar General be? Where will your Dean be? Where will your Parish Priest be?

Where will you be?

6 Comments:

Blogger 4HisChurch said...

"Where will you be?"

On my knees.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

This applies to this post and your last one regarding Padre Pro. Michael Burleigh has written a new book called "Sacred Causes" which documents, among other things, nearly everytime a totalitarian government comes to power in this century and last, one of their first targets for extermination are Catholic priests.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

They will be busy "dialoging" the faith away for temporal peace.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me? I will most probably be endangering my immortal soul by bearing arms in defense of Liberty, the church and my own family.

IR

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vir--

Check out "Open Book". Amy welborns blog, for an interesting storey about the diocese of belleville Il. the bishop done showed some balls--Sorry for using the post function, but I ain't quite smart enough to tell you about otherwise.

IR

12:59 PM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Where will the bishops be? Cowering behind their local Knights of Columbus, who are sworn to the defense of the clergy.

Where will I be? Standing with my brother knights in defense of the clergy.

4:48 PM  

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